Mike Haasl wrote:So what does the "Total Recovered" number in the chart mean? Is that the number that survived and are over it? So (per Greg's screenshot), 11,000 people currently have it, 259 died from it and 252 survived it?
Or is it that of 11,000 cases, some portion of which were hospitalized for it (presumably elderly or immune-compromised) and of that subset, half lived and half died?
Sorry if this was covered earlier in the thread...
Sharol Tilgner wrote:Update On Corona Virus 2019-nCoV From WHO - World Health Organization
As of 1/31/2020 the World Health Organization has listed 7736 confirmed cases in China and a world-wide total of 7818 cases in 19 countries. It is suspected that there are actually 12,167 cases of the novel corona virus at this time. Of the known cases, 1,370 of these cases are considered severe and there are 170 deaths. The number of deaths are less than those first thought to be taking place. It currently appears to be at around 2%.
To give you some perspective, in the 2018-2019 flu season the United States Center for Disease Control estimates 35.5 million people were sick with influenza, 16.5 million people going to a health care provider for their illness, 490,600 hospitalizations, and 34,200 deaths from influenza. As with the current Corona virus, those who are older are the ones most likely to succumb to the flu and die. 75% of the influenza deaths were in those 65 and older.
T.J. Stewart wrote:Our traps arrived today (gotta love Prime, even if you hate the machine lol).
My soon to be 16 year old son unboxed the traps. There were 6 of them. They didn't look especially strong or effective, but they were here and we were going to try them out. But first, my son had to do the "finger test". Yes, that means that he wanted to see what it would feel like if the trap snapped his finger. We all looked on in anticipation...well, actually, first I told him that I didn't think he should try it because it might really hurt, but his hands are pretty big (he's a farm boy after all) and he wanted to try it, so in the end, I said "go for it." lol
SNAP. It looked like it didn't hurt AT ALL and my son confirmed through his laughter that it didn't. Okay. Hummmm. Oh well, I thought, maybe they'll still work. We didn't have anything to lose by trying them since we had already bought them. I told the boys to set some and put them in place. They must have decided on using peanut butter because as I left the room, I saw them spooning it out.
Fast forward a couple hours later when everyone had retired to their rooms. SNAP.... screechhhh screechhhhhh (ah ha! We got one!) 10 minutes later: SNAP....... screechhhhh 1 hour later: SNAP....... Screechhhh
I really can not believe it, but these things really work! Thanks for the recommendation, David! :)
BTW, another thing that we like about them is that they are reusable and super simple to set.
T.J. Stewart wrote:I'm not the OP, but David, upon your endorsement, I'm ordering The Better Mousetrap(s) from your affiliate link. (Michael, I looked at the link that you provided, but I'm in The States, so I can't try that one). I'll try to remember to come back here and report how it goes for us. :)